Japanese characters used for native words, as well as grammatical particles. Each character corresponds to one syllable, so you can write the syllabic pronunciation of a kanji character if you'reunsure of its writing (or are lazy). A very common hiragana character in anime titles is "no", which means "of" or "belonging to". Although it doesn't look like it, hiragana characters are actually descended from Chinese writing. (see kanji) Hiragana no character.